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the constitution of the united states. >> starting with joe biden getting sworn in because sonia sotomayor has a book signing. >> her car is waiting so she can catch a train i hope i haven't caused her to miss. >> he joined the president at arlington national cemetery. then the obama as worship at a historical black church to pay homage to dr. martin luther king jr. he decided to use two bibles one of kings the other of abraham lincoln. >> it is only because of them it is possible for me to be inaugurated. >> aids say the president has been saying in private in recent days that when he is on the podium tomorrow he will be thinking about the sacrifices of dr. king president lincoln and many others that have gotten him to this point. >> ed, thank you. >> chief political correspondent charles cameron talk about what the people who do come can expect. >> the u.s. capital stage is set and preparations are being finalized by president obama's second inaugural address a ceremonial formality since he took the oath today and it is far more subdued given many of the challenges forciacing the nation. >>
of terrorism. he said, "by all indications this is a terrorist actbe. the united states condemns the terrorists acts. it's a serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others and i want to ensure the american people the united states will take all necessary and proper steps that are required to deal with this situation." it seems the administration learned its lesson from benghazi. so far no, u.s. assets have been moved in to help. unlike last september the consulate was attacked now they have the own commander and extremis source. a group of several cousin operators for the situation. i'm told they are standing by awaiting the president's orders. bret? >> bret: we heard in greg's report a group claiming responsibility headed by the algerian born jihadist. what more do we know aboutbe him and his connection to this mali operation. >> they call him muktar in his 40s and lost an eye fighting in afghanistan. the french have been watching him for some time. they call him mr. marlboro because he finances his al-qaeda wing by smuggling cigarettes and diamonds. he split from aqim in oc
be problems with wiring. the f.a.a. in the united states and many other countries grounded the boeing 787 dreamliner until they get answers. the plane relies more or electrical system than older aircraft. still ahead, a look back at the president's first term with a look ahead toward what could come next. first we will try to put together what happened at the end of the algerian hostage stand off. constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'. why do more emergency workers everywhere trust duracell? duralock power preserve. locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. now...guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. my ex-girlfriend... 7th grade math teacher. who is this? that's pete. my... [ dennis' voice ] allstate agent. a "starving artist" has an allstate agent? he got me... [ dennis' voice ] the allstate value plan. it's their most affordable car insurance and you still get an agent. [ normal voice ] i call it.
jersey and connecticut, these three states pay almost 16% of the taxes collected in the united states of america. >> some house conservatives favored amendment offered by south carolina mick mulvaney to pay for $17 billion in disaster relief cutting discretionary spending across the board by 1.63%. >> it's important to me that the money goes to the folks who need it very badly. it's so important to me,be that i think we should pay for it. >> the amendment failed. key new york democrat says paying for disaster relief cutting elsewhere would be a first. sandy victims should get their aid. >> i wantbe to repeat this point again. united states of america we respond to disasters. all americans respond to disasters. we don't ask for off-sets. >> with the nation's debt at $16 trillion and counting, conservatives say it isn't about bashing the northeast. it is about saving the country. >> we have to get this under control. most conservatives believe we have to come to a point where we stand and fight. i hope this is the time. >> after president obama said it would be irresponsible and absurd
to reengage the iranian regime. this is collapsing and this will put the united states in weak position. washington needs to do fast is for president obama to address those segment of society in egypt and libya and tunisia, on the one hand and on the other hand in syria, instead of playing the arbiter between russia a iran and other forces to engage civil society inside syria. these are the forces of change, forces for the future. >> in the confirmation hearing last week, america's new top diplomat sketched out a different roadmap. >> the president understands the stakes and the implications in the middle east. i mean, so much of what we aspire to achieve and what we need to do globally, what we need to do in the migrab and south after sha, south central asia, throughout the gulf. all of this is tied to what can or doesn't happen. with respect israel palestine. >> solving the mideast, of course is a goal the eluded all modern presidents. secretary kerry sees the path to the holy land running through the actual holy land and suggests return to older model, one predating the arab spring.
for the united states not doing anything. that is what the future of the foreign policy will look like. >> some say the french president rushed the military operation to get ahead of the u.n. backed multilateral plan to deal with rebels in mali. whatever the timing, this mission with the u.s. on board in some capacity is underway. bret? >> bret: greg palkot if london. thank you. the state of the u.s. military is very much in flux tonight. the pentagon is staring at the very real possibility of severe budget cuts, as part of the looming sequestration. national security correspondent jennifer griffin on what that could mean. >> at the end of every war, the u.s. cut the military. in two years, the u.s. will go from 66,000 american troops in afghanistan to as few as 3,000. cost savings of $75 billion a year according to military experts. if the pentagon escapes the deep, immediate cut of sequestration, most agree that large defense cuts are looming. the man overseeing the cut is confirmed, defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. in august of 2011, hagel said the defense departmented was bloated, add
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cooperate. i manual what would have happened if the president of the united states would have picked up the phone and called the prime minister to say this is a priority for the country. >> bret: do you think the administration that the national security effort of the administration is going after those responsible for the benghazi libya attack? >> it doesn't seem that way. they seem to be getting the episode behind them. i don't think we should change the talking point -- clarify the talking points that susan rice leading up to the al-qaeda. i've told three stories. director of national intelligence said they changed the talking point. f.b.i. said no, it might have been us. because of ongoing criminal investigation. the final answer believes the c.i.a. may have changed the talking point deleting references to al-qaeda. i'm not going to confirm john brennan or anyone else until the administration shares information with the congress about who deleted references to al-qaeda three weeks before the election. i think it was purposefully done and i want to know who did it before we move forw
. >> the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> the state department pentagon and white house all were quick to call the attack terrorism. >> let's not forget, this is an act of terror. >> perpetrators are terrorist. >> terrorists should be on notice. that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria. not in north africa. not anywhere. >> the u.s. military sent c-130 and c-17 transport plane to evacuate wounded but the algerians are rejecting any foreign counter terrorism help at the b.p. complex. >> this happened so fast. those who escape describe how the algerian military strifeed a convoy of five buses leaving the compound, hitting the first four. irish hostage who escaped told his brother the attackers put bomb belts on them as they were transferring them by bus to another part of the facility. others praised the action of the algerian military. >> fantastic. >> never been so relieved. i just want to come and go as off-site. >> yesterday, the algerians told the british and the american counterparts that the incident at oil facility was over. >> he told me the first o
. >> a bill passed in the united states senate 89-8. tell me when you have had that on a measure as controversial as this. >> house republicans pushed for quick package arguing it's too late for amendments. >> too late in the game. a point in the deal where it's done, and we keep trying to tinker with it to make it perfect. >> the leadership team were not going to be rushed. >> they had months to look at that. now they are expecting to us vote on something that passed hours ago without reading it. i don't think so. >> if we don't get the tackrate problem for all americans the economy is going to collapse, stock market will go down and the defense department will become unraveled. we are going to get blamed. so make it better if you can and save the powder for debt ceiling fight. >> as house republican leadership is considering the way forward, time is an issue. less than 48 hours from a congress being sworn in. moments ago, senate democratic leadership aide offered a threat saying that the speaker's office was kept apprised as the deal was going forward. no time to ping-pong offe
ruling over the industrial pollution that came from the canadian smelter in the united states is threatening to expose american companies to canadian justice. >> the idea of applying u.s. law across the boarder to a canadian company would be precedent-setting. i would also lead us to think of doing the same to miles per hour companies. >> they operate one of the largest smelt in the world few miles north of the u.s. border found libel under the superfund law. they admit to discharging toxic chemicals to the colombia river. metals that float across the boarder to washington state. the indian tribe is the plaintiff. >> the agriculture, it affects the salmon and the water we drink. it affects the air we breathe. >> studies looking at the health impact conflicts. one by the harvard medical school found more cases of illness in a nearby town. but the washington state health department concluded the opposite. they have done some clean-up but argued unsuccessfully it should not be subject to the u.s. law and its courts. >> two countries if they have an issue, they deal with each othe
exceptions to certain units. the new directive will open more than 230,000 jobs for women in the army and marines. defense officials say the announcement will be made tomorrow. chairman of the armed services committee, senator carl levin welcomed the decision. "i support it. it reflects the reality of 21st century military operations." but recent studies found women are neither as strong as men in front line positions and socially they may disrupt the all-male units. elaine donnelly of the center for military readiness warns secretary panetta's decision threatens the tip of the spear unit. >> summarize 30 years of studies and reports, women do not have equal opportunity to survive or to help fellow soldiers survive. >> last october, two women marines were allowed to enter a brutal ten-week test to require strength, endurance and fitness. they both failed. marine captain katie garnered attention last year when she argued against putting women if combat. writing in the "marine corps times," get over it. we are not all created equal. >> we are wearing 75 plus pounds a day. definitely too
an environment that the president of the united states feels comfortable coming on their network without any concern he might be challenged and therefore look bad or stupid. atlantic panned the interview calling it embarrassing failure is that uncovered no new information, arguing the daily show's jon steb wart asks tougher questions. "there is something deeply wrong with american journalism when the host of a half-hour comedy show with a left-leaning audience easily outperforms an award-winning "60 minutes" correspondent." a 5-year-old boy in cape cod, massachusetts, faces a possible suspension from his after-school program. after building a gun out of legos. yes, legos. the boy's parents say the school is taking things too far and a little bit of reedestruction would have been enough. they point out again the boy is 5 years old. the principal of the elementary school told the affiliate fox 25, "while someone might think the making of a le go gun is the action of a 5-year-old, to other 5-year-olds that might be a scary experience." finally italian sources tell fox news that top obama guru
waiting in line. there is not a line for people who have no family in the united states. you can't get in at all legally unless you have, unless you are a chain immigrant. i think politics are actually pretty good. i think it will be hard. opposition in the house. there are details that are unclear. how do you verify a border is secure? >> bret: commission that is nebulous. >> yes, but there are republicans and democrats working together on this. senate has excellent chance. >> instant legalization is not a detai >> true. >> to use the phrase get the back of the line. there are two lines. line for immigrant legally in the united states. line for green card to become a citizen. instant legalization that charles refers to puts them at the head of one of the lines. back at the other at the back of green card line. it is cutting to head of the line. a problem. >> bret: show you a few other lines. democrats. percentage of the democrats, voting. voter who are. if you look at the chart here. look at that. nonwhite, 56/44%. look at republicans, next graph, the two lines. they are just looking
. >> greg: lies! united states, not the world. >> bob: don't interrupt me. >> greg: you can't do this. global warming is not the united states warning. >> bob: galileo would not be surprised by this. >> bob: you don't get -- >> dana: that is it for "the five." sigh you tomorrow. >> bret: is it common sense to prevent mass shooting or gun control measures? there are signals that the president might not wait for permission from congress to start. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. what to do about gun violence that left 20 children dead is front and center tonight. vice president biden began his work to find solutions. he hinted that president obama might not wait for congress before taking action. political correspondent carl ram ron. >> they opened the first meeting with victim and gun safety groups and recalled the rampage that killed 20 children. in connecticut last month. >> i don't think anything touched the heart of the american people profoundly, seeing the young children. >> the president promised quick response in wake of the attack and biden said the legi
need to be effective. it requires recognition that politics is a team sport and being united is critical. this is true if the party controls one house of congress and the other party not only has the other one but the white house as well. consider what happened in the recent fiscal cliff end game. taxes were set to go up by law on january 1. some house republicans said they didn't block it for everyone and they could prevail. speaker boehner brought forth blocking increase for everyone but millionaires, they balked. what passed later is something conservatives like less. they opposed that, too and they lost. some republicans are saying they have more leverage now to force spending cuts. maybe they do. but they will need to be smart about how they use it. with the senate, the white house and most of the press againstbe them, they should not expect a fair fight. >> bret: paul ryan said they need to be careful and remember what you are saying here. you had other members like congresswoman kathy mcmorris rogers in leadership saying you do need to shut down the government and make
decisions on who the kill and who lives and who dies, including united states citizens. then you have, then you have a complete exception for the c.i.a.'s use of drones in pakistan. so, how is that not endless war and how is that compliance with the rule of law? >> today at the white house briefing spokesman jay carney was pushed to explain the apparent contradiction. >> we need to do everything we can to keep americans an america safe as well as our allies. we need to do it in ways consistent with the values and our laws. >> we have been briefed on drones. we have been briefed when the drones have been used. but there is no real strategy there. there are no guidelines there. >> the new chairman of the house homeland security committee mike mccall says the video stills are more evidence that al-qaeda in north africa is in possession of weapons from lib yeah. earlier u.s. intelligence officials say they were working to verify weapons were used in the algerian crisis program. he exexpects the drone crisis to expand. >> wind down with the technology and the special forces that we have. s
understand that the issue is specific importance for the united states. >> the quid pro quo is karzai will return to afghanistan with the promise that the afghan prisons will return to afghan sovereignty and pull out of the afghan vil lanels this spring. president diverted attention from those asking whether 11 years of war were worth it. who helped repel largest and most vicious attacks on eastern afghanistan in 2009. taliban will be given a seat at table and allowed to open an office in qatar. the taliban must first renounce terrorism. >> bret: we talked about what the troop number will be at the end of 2014. what is the going thinking on that. what about the concern about protecting those troops if the number is very low? >> well, absolutely. what we have confirmed is general john allen, the top commanderrer in afghanistan given the national security team around the president three options. 9,000 option, 6,000 option. and 3,000 option. the president will likely decide on 3,000 to 6,000 troops and that will not give you much option in terms of the training and assisting the afghanis
happened they think down the road it might be necessary to reduce credit rating on the united states. saying that it would cost more to lend to the u.s. that it is too risky right now. they didn't go far enough to solve the deficit problem. >> bret: for the long term look at the economy, you get a story from moody's and the other rating agencies look at this. if this up against the debt ceiling fight that potentially we may have. if something big is not done you could have outrage. >> if something isn't done to control the deficit ratios that we are going to face another downgrade down the road. you look at people who are doing the math like moody's, who is nonpartisan. they are out there evaluating the risk of lending people money they say that j.p. morgan is out with a note to call it ten-year mirage. saying down the road it covers 6% of the gap. it doesn't sol tv problem as you explained. >> bret: as always, thank you. >> thank you. >> bret: president obama signs on to something with no fanfare. and no comments. trechtly contradicts how senator obama the candidate talked about the
solemnly swear that i will execute the office of president of the united states. >> the president starts his second term in office and will he able it to work with republicans and break the gridlock from the last four years. former house speaker newt gingrich joins us with his take. >> and assault weapons and ten round limit to magazines. >> clearing up the misconception of weapons, and arming teachers to keep our children safe. >> and after her uncle gave the famous speech, martin luther king's niece says america needs to wake up before a nightmare. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. >> mike: thank you, thank you very much. a great studio audience and thank you for joining us, welcome to huckabee, live from the fox news studios in new york city. although he was actually sworn in today in a private ceremony, tomorrow is the day for the public swearing in for president obama to begin his second term. now, if the walkup to the festivities are any indication i've got no reason to believe he's going to seek to build bridges, work for consensus or abandon the flaming rhetoric ca
. >> as you look life, the parade is coming to an end. the 44th president of the united states. has started the second term. officially started it yesterday but today was the ceremony. there is a portion of the speech. parade has come to an end. getting ready to walk with the first family back to the white house. take it live in a second. as he does,be bring in the expanded panel. steve hayes for the stand stand. kirsten powers, columnist for daily beast. charles lane opinion writer for the "washington post." syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. be forewarned i want to take a shot as he walks by the camera. steve, listen, analysts left and right, read a lot today characterized this as liberal, progressive. speech that was forward leaning for this president. your thoughts? >> i think it's right. brit hume's characterization earlier during his commentary got it about right. there has been sort of a long-running debate, the past four years in washington, among journalists and others about whether the president is fundamentally a pragmatist or idealogue. this makes clear he is an idealogue
of the united states is jamming emergency rooms and keeping people from work and school. the map is amazing. massachusetts is feeling it now. correspondent molly line is in boston tonight. >> 700 cases of the flu compared to 70 this time last season, most are trying to deal with massive influx of patients. >> i am declaring a public health emergency in city of boston. >> reporter: the mayor is joining with health officials to sound the alarm. >> we have a terrible problem on our hand with a lot of people sick with flus. the 700 cases are confirmed cases but there are thousands of other people who are sick with influenza illness. >> statewide, 18 people died. four flu victims were boston residents, all elderly. come pounding this year's impact, particularly dangerous strain. >> the type of virus is severe illnesses that start earlier and may go on longer and involve more people. >> they expect the virus will continue to spread. we are on pace to have a flu season five years ago and maybe as bad as ten years ago. >> they urge you to get vaccinated against flu to protect your family and your s
between being in harm's way, women are ambushed as part of units. they receive mortars and they have i.a.d. attacks. being in direct combat operation day in and day out is different than being in harm's way. >> the military service chiefs have until may 15 to make their case to the defense secretary about which jobs if any should still exclude women, bret? >> bret: jennifer griffin live at the pentagon. thank you. so what do you think about allowing women in combat? let me know on twitter. follow me @brettbaier. controversy is very much in the eye of the beholder. case and point later in the grapevine. up next, does president obama really want to anilate the republican party? jenna shared her recipe with sharon, who emailed it to emily, who sent it to cindy, who wondered why her soup wasn't quite the same. the recipe's not the recipe... ohhh. [ female announcer ] ...without swanson. the broth cooks trust most when making soup. mmmm! [ female announcer ] the secret is swanson. ♪ ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on
to building in the rebel held area. this was a major front line in the first year of the revolt. the united nations said today the number of syrians who fled to jordan to escape the civil war has doubled this month. with 6,000 coming in the past two days alone. correspondent leland vittert on how jordan is handling the situation. >> reporter: it is as foreboding as beautiful. syrian refugees must cross this to escape the bloody civil war for safety in jorda jordan. >> the syrian government artillery shelled the own villages. it happens all the time, plained the warrior. he told us the orders are to treat the refugees like famil family. >> now the seasonals rescue and transport more than 2,000 a day who made the journey. truck after truck arrived at this jordanian military camp containing refugees from the border. steady stream. this is increasing every day. what strikes you as you watch them come off, relief on their face, they are safe now. but also, it's all women and chirp. >> this woman tells me the syrian regime forces jailed her son for protesting and she escaped with her daughter-in-
. >> she says she wants gentle solutions. the president of the united states has been saying this basically since he, since the 2010 elections. minimizing the importance of debt. remember, shortly before the election he gave an interview to david letterman where he said debt is not that big of a short-term problem. we will take care of it in the long-term. this has been a lack of leadership in the white house. look, it is certainly not the white house republicans. we can point to a bunch of different things that contributed to this surprising report. but i think we can say safely this is not the house republicans. one thing i heard from business owners i have talked to ranging from the small to medium businesses is after the election, the fact that they don't really know what is going to happen with the implementation of obamacare, they don't understand exactly what the president's economic policies in the second term are likely to be because he hasn't spent time talking about it, whether at the end of the campaign. in any specific way. or whether it was in his second inaugural address. the
do in a second. i'm not the president of the united states. >> the house republican leadership aide says democrats refuse to responsibly address the spending problem and rather than offer solutions they choose to advocate their responsibility. speaker boehner and the house g.o.p. leadership team said the debt limit must be accompanied by reform in greater amount. >> we need spending cut and real tax reform to address the long-term debt problem and pave the way for long-term growth and real growth in jobs in our country. >> with the white house insisting it won't negotiate on the debt limit and the house republicans demanding less spending. allies of the white house suggested a different approach. such as minting a platinum $1 trillion coin. >> there are no plan "b" here. that's a bad phrase these days. >> that is a reference to the recent fiscal cliff fight. with white house and republican in opposite corner not clear how they manage to avoid a washington-created crisis. bret? >> bret: mike emanuel live on the north lawn. thank you. national cathedral in washington will begin holdin
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